Festival 2007

XII International Festival "Musical Olympus"
May 26 – June 03, 2007

May 26, Saturday
The State Hermitage Theatre

St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor                    Alexander Sladkovsky
A.Petrov                              “Vivat, Olympus!”, Celebration Overture
E.Grieg                                Piano concerto in A minor, op. 16
Soloist                           Sergey Koudriakov (Russia), First prize, The Geza Anda International Piano Competition, Zurich (Switzerland), 2006


H.Tomasi                            Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Soloist                          Alexander Gorbunov (Russia), First Prize, The International Trombone Competition in Budapest (Hungary), 2005

A.Dvorak                              Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
Soloist                        Anton Pavlovsky (Russia), Second Prize, The Prague Spring International Cello Competition (Czech Republic), 2006

May 28, Monday
Small Hall of D.D.Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

B.Bartok                               Romanian Dance
E.Bloch                                Improvisation
G.Bizet– F.Waxman           Carmen Fantasy
Soloists                    Alexandra Korobkina (violin, Russia), Ksenia Gavrilova (piano, Russia), Special Prize, The International Chamber Music Competition in Lyon (France), 2007

C.Saint-Saens                   Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat Major, op. 167
A.Messager                        Solo de concours for clarinet and piano
Soloist                       Nikita Lutikov (clarinet, Russia), First Prize, The Evgeny Mravinsky International Youth Competition, Saint-Petersburg (Russia), 2006
Piano                         Elena Tsybulskaya


J.Brahms                         Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, op. 120 № 1
D.Shostakovich               Sonata for Viola and Piano, op.147
Soloist                    Ilya Hoffman (violin, Russia), First Prise, Vienna International Music Competition (Austria), 2005
                                Sergey Koudriakov (piano, Russia), First prize, The Geza Anda International Piano Competition, Zurich (Switzerland), 2006

May 30, Tuesday
Saint-Petersburg State Academic Cappella

Saint-Petersburg Cappella Symphony Orchestra
Conductor             Darell Ang (Singapour), First Prize, International Competition for Conductors “Antonio Pedrotti”, Trento (Italy), 2006
C.Nielsen                       Flute Concerto, op.57
Soloist                   Alexandra Grot (Russia), First Prize, The Carl Nielsen International Music Competition, Odense (Denmark), 2006

P.Pohjola                       “Bayan”, Accordion Concerto
Soloist                  Niko Kumpuvaara (Finland), First Prize, The Accordion Competition in Klingenthal(Germany), 2005


R.Strauss                    Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, op. 11
Soloist                 Szabolcs Zempleni (Hungary), First Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich, 2005

A.Schnittke                Viola Concerto, op. 189
Soloist                 Ilya Hoffman (Russia), First Prise, Vienna International Music Competition (Austria), 2005

May 31, Wednesday
Grand Hall of D.D.Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

The concert is organized in cooperation with the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor                 Nikolay Alexeev
J.Sibelius                        Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47
Soloist                       Sergey Dogadin (Russia), First Prize, The Paganini Moscow International Violin Сompetition (Russia), 2005


R.Schumann                  Symphony No.4 in D minor, op. 120

June 1, Friday
The State Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor              Michal Dworzynski (Poland), First prize, The Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, London (Great Britain), 2006
P.Tchaikovsky                 Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, op. 33
Soloist                    Mihai Marica (Romania), First Prize, Dr. Luis Sigall International Music Competition, Vina del Mar (Chile), 2006

A.Arutyunyan                 Trumpet Concerto in A flat major
Soloist                    Francisco Flores(Venezuela), First Prize, The International Trumpet Competition of the City of Paris “Maurice Andre” (France), 2006

G.Puccini                       Aria of Madama Butterfly from “Madama Butterfly”
R.Leoncavallo              Aria of Nedda from “I Pagliacci”
Soloist                   Celine Byrne (Ireland), Grand Prix, The Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens (Greece), 2007


H.Vieuxtemps                Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor “Gretry”, op.37
Soloist                    Dmitry Smirnov (Russia), First Prize, The David Oystrakh International Violin Competition, Moscow (Russia), 2006

F.Chopin                         Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21
Soloist                    Andrew Brownell (USA), Second Prize, Leeds International Piano Competition (Great Britain), 2006

June 3, Sunday
The State Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor           Simon Gaudenz (Switzerland), First Prize, The Gennady Rozhdestvensky International Conducting Competition, Sofia (Bulgary), 2006  
J.Brahms                       Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
Soloist                Ben Kim (USA), First Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2006


G.Verdi                            “La Forza del Destino” Overture
W.A.Mozart                       Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, KV 219
Soloist                  Yura Lee (Republic of Korea), First Prize, The Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, Augsburg (Germany), 2006

G.Puccini                        Aria of Liu from “Turandot”
A.Dvorak                         Aria of Rusalka from ”Rusalka”
G.Verdi                            Aria of Violetta from “La Traviata”
Soloist               Dinara Alieva (Azerbaidjan), Second Prize, The Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens (Greece), 2007